On March 12th, 2008, the 1996 World Series of Poker Champion Huck Seed has won the Main Poker Event of the 2008 Canadian Open Poker Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, edging out Canadian Poker Star Yukon Booth after best of three poker matches that lasted over the span of five hours. Seed won $100,000 for his efforts.
The Main Poker Event of the Canadian Open Poker Championships was one of the five daily tournaments that saw over six hundred players compete for the $700,000 in combined money prize pool. Seed said that this was a very good event in terms of the tournament structure and the quality of the field. He added that he is very happy that he finally won in a heads-up poker event.
Seed finished in 3rd place in the first Canadian Open Poker Event almost two years ago and has also finished in 3rd place in the last two years at the NBC Invitational Heads-Up event. The 2005 World Series of Poker Champion, Joe Hachem, who was eliminated in the quarter final of the event, said that this was one of the most challenging heads-up events aside from the WSOP and the NBC Invitational.
Heads-up Entertainment's President and Chief Executive Officer Kelly B. Kellner said that he is very happy with the success of the Heads-Up poker event and he is happy with the staff and the performance of Deerfoot Casino in hosting the event.
03/18/2008 23:06 PM